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Department of State Nomination of Herbert J. Hansell To Be Legal Adviser.

March 21, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Herbert J. Hansell, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State. Hansell is a partner with the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on November 16, 1925. He received an S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1946 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1949. He served with the United States Naval Reserve from 1944 to 1946.

From 1949 to 1951, Hansell was an associate with the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore. He was an attorney and then assistant general counsel on the legal staff of the National Science Foundation in Washington between 1951 and 1953.

He has been with Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue since 1953, first as an associate and, since 1960, as a partner.

Hansell is chairman of the MIT Advisory Committee on Law and Technology and of the Yale University Council Committee on the Law School. He has been president of the Shaker Heights Board of Education, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and the Yale Law School Association.

He has been a trustee of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law. He has written and lectured on legal topics and is head of the corporate and securities law department of his law firm.

Jimmy Carter, Department of State Nomination of Herbert J. Hansell To Be Legal Adviser. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243227